Super Advantage

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SuperAdvantage
Super-Advantage-Controller.jpg
Manufacturer Asciiware
Type Video game controller
Generation Fourth generation era
Input
  • Joystick (8 direction)
  • 9x digital buttons (A, B, X, Y, L, R, Start, Select, Slow)
  • 7x turbo adjustment sliders (A, B, X, Y, L, R, Center)
  • 6x turbo switches (A, B, X, Y, L, R,)
  • Toggle switch (Player)
Connectivity SNES controller port
Predecessor NES Advantage

The SNES Advantage is a joystick marketed by Asciiware for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The device is meant to rest at a comfortable level on a flat surface—such as a tabletop or the floor—while the player sits behind it, but it can also used while resting on a player's lap. The controller was designed to be used like an arcade game joystick and featured larger action buttons than the standard SNES controller. It is used with both hands, one for the joystick and the other to manipulate the buttons.

Design[edit]

The SNES Advantage is patterned on the NES Advantage. The controller features button-specific turbo switches; however, unlike the original NES Advantage, it does not have support for two players. The design matches that of the SNES console and controller (depending on the region). Unlike the NES Advantage, the turbo feature uses sliders rather than knobs.

In popular culture[edit]

The SNES Advantage is used as a theatrical prop in "Stephanie's Wild Ride" (1994), the ninth episode of the eighth season of Full House, an American sitcom.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season 8, Episode 9, “Stephanie’s Wild Ride”". Full House Reviewed. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.